St. Luke’s Hospital receives grants for capital campaign

Published 7:59 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

Founded in 1975, the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF) is a public charity funded solely by gifts and bequests. PCCF receives charitable donations from the community and distributes grants and scholarships in accordance with the donors’ wishes.

They currently manage more than 100 permanent endowed funds and more than 50 nonpermanent funds. Their mission is to “Support charitable and beneficial activities in the community; provide and administer a variety of planned giving programs; serve as responsible stewards of all funds entrusted to it; and provide initiatives in recognizing areas of community needs and supporting solutions.”

PCCF’s unrestricted grant fund will provide $15,000 for a naming opportunity for the Rehabilitation Services Waiting Room of the state-of-the-art unit. The Samuel and Stephanie White Fund will also provide $15,000 toward the building’s construction cost and receive a naming opportunity for a Physical Therapy Treatment Room.

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“We are very appreciative of these grants,” said Meshelle Ziegler Colvin, executive director of St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation and Tryon native.  “The Community Foundation has always been very supportive of St. Luke’s. We have a long history of working together to serve our area’s residents.”

The generous support of the Polk County Community Foundation unrestricted fund and The Samuel and Stephanie White Fund will help St. Luke’s continue a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care, close to home.

For additional information, contact Joe Crowder at 828-894-2693.

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